Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

piñon

noun, pi·ñon \ˈpin-ˌyōn, -ˌyän, -yən; pin-ˈyōn\

Definition of piñon

plural piñons or pinyons or piñones play \pin-ˈyō-nēz\

  1. :  any of various small pines (as Pinus quadrifolia, P. cembroides, P. edulis, and P. monophylla) of western North America with edible seeds; also :  the edible seed of a piñon



Variants of piñon

or pinyon play \ˈpin-ˌyōn, -ˌyän, -yən; pin-ˈyōn\

Origin of piñon

American Spanish piñón, from Spanish, pine nut, from piña pinecone, from Latin pinea — more at pineal


First Known Use: 1831

Rhymes with piñon


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up piñon? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to expose to danger or risk

Get Word of the Day daily email!